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Joel Galva
Davies Career Tech High School ’13

Rhode Island College ’17
Computer Science

“I chose Computer Science because I love computers, specifically computer software. To me, computer science is like architecture but with code instead of beams and bolts. How to make software more user friendly is what initially got me to look into how computers think, and I fell in love with it. Now I know that I can learn to build whatever I want and all I need is a computer to accomplish it.”

Graduated from: Davies Career Tech High School. How did the Crusade help you to succeed? “By giving me access to resources I would not otherwise have been able to obtain. By providing academic support that helped me through both middle school and high school, a scholarship for college, and support through the college admissions process. The Crusade also helped me develop socially and independently through the various programs it offers.” Where do you want to be in 5 years? “At a fun and innovative company working on software as a software developer, where I feel I am creating something great that a lot of people will utilize.” If you could abolish one modern technology, what would it be? Smart watches. Why: “I hate how they attempt to keep people constantly connected to technology more than they already are.” If you could use tech to do one thing what would it be? “Help people get credible and well-sourced information more easily.” What you want to be remembered for: “For being honest, caring, someone who always tried to do better, who is hardworking, and had a sense of who I am as a person.” If you could only take 3 items with you to a deserted island, they would be: “A safety razor (itchy face is a big no-no for me), a solar flashlight, a knife.” How would your best friends describe you? Stubborn, organized, and driven. What motivates you to succeed: “Attaining a stress-free life by being persistent in the work I do. It makes everything easier as I make my way to a more comfortable situation in life.” Advice for Crusaders entering college: “Take advantage of all resources on campus and from the Crusade. They are there for you, and it will only help you to become more successful and direct you through your obstacles.” What you value most in life: “Enjoying every day and the time spent with good people around me.” If someone wrote a book about your life, it would be titled: Life Is Great, The Joel Galva Story. Favorite quote: “We must all learn to live together as brothers, or we will all perish together as fools,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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